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A ‘swarm’ of 153 earthquakes struck Yellowstone in July

Seismologist reveal a swarm of 153 earthquakes struck the area around the Yellowstone National Park in July.

A giant swarm of 153 earthquakes recently hit in the vicinity of the Yellowstone supervolcano, according to the most recent data.

The data collected from the University of Utah Seismograph Station, you will see a series of earthquakes happening all around Yellowstone, but no one higher than a 2.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. Anything above 5 is classified as a risk by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS).

During the recent string of earthquakes’ intensity is not strong enough to be a danger, they are a reminder of the fact that the area experiences frequent seismic activity.

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“Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at background levels,” the researchers wrote, according to The Daily Mail.

The alert level remains at “normal,” with mention of the recent series of earthquakes are not cause for concern.

Some claimed that a great earthquake, the Yellowstone supervolcano, which last erupted 630,000 years ago.

In October 2017, researchers Hannah Shamloo and Christy To analyzed minerals in petrified as of the most recent eruption. What they discovered surprised them — the changes in the temperature and composition only lasted a couple of decades, much faster than the centuries as previously thought.

At the time, several media suggested that the findings could mean that the supervolcano was going to erupt faster than Shamloo and To be expected, but that is not the case.

“There is no reason to think that it will influence mass transport on the way that the eruption in Iceland has no impact on the crops,” told Fox News at the time. “There is no evidence to suggest that it might destroy the human race.”

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